ProfileSunny Speaker Davenport was born and raised in Birmingham. She developed a love for music at a very young age and took formal piano lessons for 17 years. She went to the University of Alabama to study music therapy and obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Music in 1998. She completed her internship at HealthSouth Lakeshore Rehabilitation Hospital working with patients with brain injuries. In December of 1999, she began working on UAB Hospital's pediatric unit on a contract basis. The need for Music Therapy throughout UAB Hospital grew and in August of 2000, she was hired full-time to implement Alabama's first Music Therapy program at a medical facility.
Now working with a team of two other Music Therapists, she sees patients on the Palliative & Comfort Care Unit and the neonatal ICU. She has recorded 3 lullaby albums for her "smallest fans" in the neonatal ICU.
She continues to enjoy playing the piano and also participates in a local dance fitness program. She lives in Bluff Park with her husband of 2 years, and their dog & cat.
Sunny is a board-certified Music Therapist and a member of the American Music Therapy Association. She also has advanced training in Neurologic Music Therapy and Neonatal Music Therapy.